I have a correctly working Dynamic DNS in place and a wi-fi camera correctly configured with a static IP address on my home network.
I can access the camera from my home PC using the internal "192.xxx.x.x: port number" BUT , when I set up port forwarding on my HH6 in order to access the camera from outside my home network using "DDNS: portnumber", (which works perfectly), I can no longer access the camera from my home network using the local IP address.
As soon as I turn Port forwarding off I can access it again internally, (but obviously not from an external location.
Any suggestions or is this a "feature" of the BT Hub?
The home hubs do not support NAT loopback.
You would have to access the Plex server using its local LAN IP address.
It must be one of the many reported "features" of the home hub 6. I would be inclined to use a third party router, and save youself the hassle.
All of the home hubs seem to have some issues, most have been there since the home hub 1, I suspect a lot of the code is being re-used, judging by the fact I saw the same issues when I had a home hub 1.
Yeah. Unfortunately BT will not be interested and I doubt any future firmware updates will rectify issue.
It would need a complete re-write of the code, instead of re-using code from earlier home hubs.
Most of the software changes since the home hub 1, have been to the web interface to make it appear more user friendly, and to validate the user input to avoid incompatibilities with the internal CLI, which was especially an issue with the HH1, 1.5 and 2, causing spectacular crashes.
Some of the "features" like DHCP table not clearing, UPnP not working properly, plus a few others, have been around for a while now.
Provided people are happy to do a factory reset, and do not expect anything complicated to work, then its fine, otherwise use a third party router, especially if you have a lot of Smart devices.